PC Performance

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by darwinist, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. darwinist macrumors newbie

    darwinist

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  2. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    I'm sure they are talking about personal computers, rather than only Windows boxes.
     
  3. darwinist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sure they're not talking about Windows boxes. Sure they mean personal computers.

    The reason it hurts is that historically, a PC is a computer running Windows or maybe some other OS, and a Mac is a Mac. No historically concious Mac user would ever call his computer a PC. Intel knows this too and I wouldn't be surprised if they wrote PC on purpose, as a pleasantry.

    Wikipedia.org/PC: "In modern usage PC nearly always refers to an IBM PC compatible and the term may even be used for machines that are in no way personal computers but still use the basic architecture of the IBM PC.
     

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